Doorbars and Their Uses

There are many different types of door bars available but invariably they do the same job, which is to cover expansion gaps or joins where different floors meet in doorways.  Door bars are available in almost every type of finish and can be sourced for almost every situation.


When installing wood or laminate flooring throughout a house door bars must still be used in doorways as if they are not used there could be problems caused such as lifting due to climate changes in different rooms. 


When a fitter installs a doorbar onto a wood or laminate floor, they need to ensure that they leave an expansion gap underneath the doorbar if they are fixing the doorbar down firm.  Some fitters will drill, screw and plug a doorbar down whereas other fitters will simply stick the doorbar down using strong glues such as Gripfill or No More Nails.  The majority of laminate door bars come with their own fixing system such as a plastic runner that the doorbar simply ‘clicks’ in to or some have plastic ‘dowels’ that can be fixed to the doorbar and eased into the floor.


The following examples are of solid wood doorbars that can be used for either engineered or solid wood.  These invariably come in standard heights but these can be raised by either fixing wooden strips to the bottom of the doorbar or by applying plenty of adhesive:-


T-bar – These are used for joining solid wood to solid wood or other products of the same height.

Reducer / Full Ramp bar – These can be used when a solid wood meets flooring such as vinyl or thin carpet.

L Section / Endbar – These are very useful doorbars which can be used in a number of areas such as around fireplaces, patio doors, bottom of stairs, matwells etc.



Semi Ramp – These can be used when joining solid wood to carpet or ceramic tiles.